Lean Manager
at Lasko Products

Date Posted: 10/26/2020

Job Description

Job Description/Summary

The Continuous Improvement Leader’s role is to identify, lead, and execute the CI/LeanSigma® strategy across the organization to deliver bottom line, quantified results.  This includes business assessment, planning, facilitation, execution of Kaizen events, and sustainment of standard work and procedures.  The CI Manager will drive the cultural transformation through the business building effective matrix teams and driving involvement and talent multiplication.  The role will include extensive Lean/Six Sigma training and hands on people development.  The CI Leader reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing supporting multiple plants.

Essential Functions                                                             

  • Identify opportunities within operations to drive process improvements
  • Identify opportunities to drive cost reductions
  • Communicate projects and priorities
  • Design and implement improvement sustainable systems
  • Educate the workforce and management on Lean and SixSigma principles
  • Work with all functions of the organization to drive improvements

 Competencies and Abilities

  • Project management and priorities
  • Clear communication and presentation skills
  • Results Driven.
  • Exhibit Strong Track record of results in past assignments  

Certifications and Special Requirements

  • Lean certification
  • SixSigma Backbelt

  • Shanin Red-X improvement methodology (preference)

  • Other improvement tools

  • Certified PPM Preferred

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a Business or Engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an operations or process improvement function

  • Certified Lean Leader

  • Strongly Prefer Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Professional, minimal considered greenbelt level

 Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 Work Environment

 Office environment is a controlled atmosphere building, as well as a manufacturing environment exposed to

dust, odors, and noise. 

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • We offer a competitive starting wage plus a comprehensive benefit package including:
  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Low cost health insurance

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Telemedicine program

  • Voluntary additional life

  • Dental & vision plans

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Franklin, TN
  • Job Type: Management
  • Experience: At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 10/26/2020

About Us

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Mr. Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Over the years, the product line was adapted to capture changing consumer needs. As America moved to the suburbs in the mid-20 th century, Lasko expanded into small appliances, fans and household portable heaters. From there, company growth continued and American manufacturing locations expanded to Tennessee and Texas where production continues today.

For more than 100 years, Lasko Products, Inc. has continued its growth and leadership in home comfort and convenience products, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and creative atmosphere generally associated with a small company. Through innovation, flexibility, and this entrepreneurial attitude, Lasko responds to the continually changing needs of today’s consumers.

If you are a hands-on team player and would like to join a company where each individual makes a significant contribution to, and shares in the success of, the team’s efforts, please contact us. Human capital is one of our most valued resources.

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